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Peter Sondergaard
Senior Vice President and Global Head of Research
25 years at Gartner
29 years IT Industry

Peter Sondergaard is a senior vice president in Gartner, where he is the global head of Gartner Research. Mr. Sondergaard is responsible for people management and the direction of the global research organization, which includes Semiconductors, IT Infrastructure and Operations, Communications, Software and Services Management, Business of IT, Research Operations Management, and IT provider and end-user organizational roles.

Talking Digital Business, Industrie 4.0 And World Trade In Tokyo

by Peter Sondergaard  |  October 6, 2016

Imagine a world in which every product has a digital counterpart, inseparable, yet independent, from its physical counterpart. In fact, the digital instance is the only reason for the physical product to exist. As a result of the digital connection, no product will exist in isolation ever again; everything will be connected to everything. This […]

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Driving Digital Business To The Core In Africa

by Peter Sondergaard  |  October 4, 2016

A long flight from Cape Town to Tokyo provided me with plenty of time to reflect on the fascinating conversations I had with CIOs during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in South Africa last week. The senior leaders I met left me in no doubt that Africa has its fair share of challenges, including social, economic and technology. […]

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What was a vision for the next era is now a project for next year

by Peter Sondergaard  |  September 27, 2016

It’s that time of year again; time for Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. During the next couple of months, Gartner will welcome more than 24,000 CIOs and senior IT executives in Japan, U.S., Brazil, Australia, Spain and India, including where it all kicks off, here in Cape Town, South Africa. The theme of Gartner Symposium/ITxpo this year is […]

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Brexit – Advice For CIOs, Chief Supply Chain Officers and Marketing Leaders.

by Peter Sondergaard  |  July 1, 2016

It’s been a week since the U.K. voted in a referendum to leave the European Union (EU) and there’s an unprecedented amount of fear, uncertainty and doubt about the economic future of the region and the wider impact on the world’s economy. Almost constant news coverage of the ramifications of Brexit covering every conceivable angle […]

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The Big Fight For Your Digital Platform

by Peter Sondergaard  |  June 28, 2016

Seconds Out, Round One: The Big Fight For Your Digital Platform Has Begun Reset the clock because it’s back to the future; déjà vu all over again. The battle for ownership of digital platforms, where networks of stakeholders bring value to each other, has begun. It promises to be the biggest fight since the battle […]

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Discussing Bimodal IT, Digital Business and IT Budgets with CIOs

by Peter Sondergaard  |  February 13, 2016

I recently had the pleasure of participating in the Wall Street Journal CIO Network conference in California. In an opening discussion on stage with Steve Rosenbush, Editor, CIO Journal, we explored topics such as bimodal IT, digital business, software platform battles and the crisis of talent. Afterward, we broke into working groups to explore key […]

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How to Manage Algorithms in Digital Business

by Peter Sondergaard  |  December 16, 2015

Software algorithms are at the core of all products and services in the digital economy. As I explained in a previous blog post, proprietary algorithms will come to define the function and value of almost everything we will use in the future. Whether it’s an algorithm that keeps us at a safe distance as we […]

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How Leading CIOs Are Addressing The Digital Skills Gap

by Peter Sondergaard  |  December 6, 2015

Digital business is growing across all industries. As analog revenues flatten and decline for many industries, businesses are shifting to a new source of growth: digital revenue from digital business. Our estimates indicate that 125,000 large organizations will have launched digital business initiatives by year’s end. To put that into context, that’s over half of all […]

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Are You Preparing For the Future When Millennials Become Digital Octogenarians?

by Peter Sondergaard  |  September 14, 2015

My sons are 10 and 19, which would put them at the trailing end of the millennial generation. They are the target of most start-ups in the technology space, maniacally debated in the press and presumed by most CxOs to be the primary target of their transformative digital strategies to drive growth. But all this […]

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The Internet of Things Will Give Rise To The Algorithm Economy

by Peter Sondergaard  |  June 1, 2015

It’s hard to avoid. Almost every CEO’s conversation about how IT is driving innovation inevitably comes back to the potential of big data. But data is inherently dumb. It doesn’t actually do anything unless you know how to use it. And big data is even harder to monetize due to the sheer complexity of it. […]

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